Bellator just wrapped Season 8, arguably their most successful to date. However, the organizationâ€™s ongoing legal dispute with former lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez has no immediate end in sight. Fortunately, it appears the relationship is a little less icy than it was a few months ago when Bellator intervened with Alvarezâ€™s attempts to sign with the UFC.
According to a conversation between Rebellion Media and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, the companyâ€™s chief spoke with Alvarez last week at Bellator 95 and felt the two would definitely be able to come to an agreement at some point soon given the personal interaction.
â€œEddie and I had a very good relationship as two people working together in business for four years. When this situation kind of came apart, we had a bad relationship for a short period. It was a great to see Ed. I did get a chance to spend some time with him and talk.â€
â€œ(When you speak) your chances of getting something resolved pretty dramatically increase.â€
â€œWe were community and talkingâ€¦and I hope it results in us getting this behind us. Iâ€™ve got to give and heâ€™s got to give a little bit. Hopefully we can find that middle ground and make this thing stop.â€
Check out the interview with Rebney below (Alvarez comments at the 8:55 mark):
SOURCE: Rebellion Media